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Recycling Hope for Plastic-Hungry Enzyme

Last edited 16th April 2018

Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.


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Indian School Bus Plunges into Gorge, 'Killing 27 Children'

Last edited 9th April 2018

At least 30 people, most of them children, have died after a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India, officials say.


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Russia Fire: Dozens die in Kemerovo Shopping Mall Blaze

Last edited 25th March 2018

At least 37 people are confirmed to have died in a fire that tore through a shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo.


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Schoolgirl Inspired by Laudato Si Lobbies for Environmental Change

Last edited 20th March 2018

Sophia Skarparis with her petition outside the NSW State Parliament. PHOTO: Patrick J Lee


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Syria War: Wounded 'to be Evacuated from Eastern Ghouta' - Rebels

Last edited 13th March 2018

The largest rebel group in Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta region says it has agreed with the government's key ally Russia to evacuate wounded people.


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US steel and Aluminium Imports Face Big Tariffs, Trump says

Last edited 1st March 2018

President Donald Trump is to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week, hitting producers like Canada and China.


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Taiwan earthquake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort

Last edited 7th February 2018

A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 200 others, officials say.


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North Korea to Send Ceremonial Head Kim Yong-nam South

Last edited 4th February 2018

North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid an easing of tensions during the Winter Olympics.


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Catholic deacon accused of murder by air injection in Belgium

Last edited 23rd January 2018

A Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people - including his own mother - has gone on trial in Belgium.


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Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Last edited 16th January 2018

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava The Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing out lava, after it began erupting at the weekend. Thousands of people have fled their homes, as volcanologists warn a 'hazardous explosion' could take place within weeks or days.

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